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The OECD Water Governance Principles in Flood Risk Management

Understanding Conflicts and Frictions in Dutch Flood Protection

Nadine Keller, Barbara Tempels, and Thomas Hartmann

The OECD Water Governance Principles provide a guideline for good water governance. However, these principles can conflict with each other when applied in practice. This contribution aims to understand which dilemmas arise and how such conflicts play out. It is explored in an in-depth case study on Dutch flood risk management in which conflicts between the principles emerge when applied to flood risk management practice. Interviews with water managers were used to collect data on which principles contradict each other and how these conflicts work out in practice. The study reveals that although the principles seem obvious, some principles indeed clash when applying them, while others do not lead to conflicts. Principles on efficiency, trust, and engagement have high potential for conflicts.

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“That’s Where I First Saw the Water”

Mobilizing Children’s Voices in UK Flood Risk Management

Alison Lloyd Williams, Amanda Bingley, Marion Walker, Maggie Mort, and Virginia Howells

workshops over the course of an academic year, followed by public, performance-based events in which the children presented their experiences and ideas for change to audiences of policy makers and practitioners involved in flood risk management. Key to our

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Anna Scolobig, Luigi Pellizzoni, and Chiara Bianchizza

an issue with clear relevance for both existing and prospective policy and legislative efforts and programs. Before focusing on participation in flood risk management, it is worth exploring briefly the range of meanings the word “participation” takes

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

UK Flood Risk Management,” then vividly illustrate the value of an action-based methodology. Lloyd Williams and colleagues situate children as “flood actors” and thus focus on their affective experiences of the floods, as well as their embodied and

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

and thereby offers more potential to introduce nature as a relevant physical environment of practices. An attempt to utilize this broader view on materiality is the case study of the social practices of flood (risk) management by Christiane Stephan